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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

How parishes can celebrate jubilee year

Nearly three months into the Year for Priests, some parishes may need help in making the jubilee year meaningful. Lorene Hanley Duquin, a frequent OSV contributor on adult education issues, has a lot of simple ways parishioners can recognize priests and seminarians. Here are a few of her ideas:
  • Plan an evening of prayer and information about vocations.  Help people understand that a vocation is a call to the single life, the married life, priesthood or religious life. 
  • Ask your priest to share the story of his vocation in a homily or in a bulletin article.
  • Ask your children and grandchildren if they ever thought about becoming a priest.
  • Find ways to support and encourage seminarians in your diocese.
Click HERE to see more of Hanley Duquin's suggestions, or HERE to read more columns on how parishioners of all ages can celebrate the jubilee year.

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